Cycling techie Nitin Agarwal killed in drunk-driving accident in Kondapur

Meanwhile, the Cyberabad Police on December arrested 873 persons for driving under the influence of alcohol and booked cases against them.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  1 Jan 2022 11:15 AM GMT
Cycling techie Nitin Agarwal killed in drunk-driving accident in Kondapur

Hyderabad: Techie Nitin Agarwal who was critically injured in a drunk-driving accident in Kondapur while cycling succumbed to his injuries on Saturday morning. Nitin, who is from Uttar Pradesh, was working at Synopsys as a director of application engineering.

"It is very complicated and hard to accept. Every day he used to go cycling in the morning," said Ravi, a cyclist in the city.

The 44-year-old cyclist was critically injured after a speeding car hit his bicycles near Botanical Garden in Kondapur in the city on Friday morning.

According to the FIR filed by Sanjeet Srivastava, who was cycling with him on Friday, at around 5:45 a.m Sanjeet, Nitin Agarwal, and Rajiv were cycling near the Botanical garden when a red Suzuki Swift Dzire came speeding from behind and hit Nitin.

Nitin was critically injured in the accident. He had multiple fractures and fell unconscious due to a head injury. Sanjeet called an ambulance and took Nitin to the AIG Hospital around 6:30 a.m. The complainant and Rajiv also suffered minor injuries due to the impact.

The car was being driven by Shashank, an Air India cabin crew staff. The passengers in the car were under the influence of alcohol and were driving recklessly.

The police filed a case under section 337 of the IPC and section 185 (a) of the MV Act against the accused driver. According to their investigation, Shashank's blood alcohol content was 186.

Meanwhile, the Cyberabad Police on December arrested 873 persons for driving under the influence of alcohol and booked cases against them. Around 490 persons had an alcohol reading of more than 100 mg/100 ml of blood,37 had more than 300 mg, and eight persons had more than 500 mg reading. Most of the cases were reported in Kukatpally, Gachibowli, Madhapur, and Miyapur areas.

The Cyberabad police is conducting drunk driving tests across Cyberabad to prevent road accidents and other untoward incidents on the intervening night of 31 December and 1 January.

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